Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 10th Edition

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Microbiology: Principles and Explorations, 10th Edition

By Jacqueline G. Black and Laura J. Black

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$69  USD | $89  CAN

Microbiology: Principles and Explorations is an introductory course that has successfully educated thousands of students on the beginning principles of Microbiology. Using a student-friendly approach, this course carefully guides students through all of the basics and prepares them for more advanced studies.

WileyPLUS for Microbiology includes ORION Adaptive Practice to help students build their proficiency on topics and use their study time more effectively.

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Visually stunning animations illuminate tough scientific concepts.

Students and instructors can access the complete set of 3-D Microbiology Concept Animations through the Key Resources Ribbon. These animations are mobile accessible and include accompanying assessments.

In-Focus Animations clearly illustrate the most difficult concepts in Microbiology.

Over 30 Microbiology In-Focus Animations can be found through the Key Resources Ribbon. These animations bring concepts to life and help students grasp even the most challenging topics.

    Features Also Include:

  • Concept Compass: A Concept Compass at the beginning of each course section previews the key concepts of the section and highlights where animations are available in the WileyPLUS course for each concept. Students can easily navigate through the course and identify key sections which require review and practice, and they will know where to find related study tools.
  • Opening Vignettes: Two-page vignettes at the beginning of each course section engage students with the concepts to be covered. These vignettes draw a connection between the learning objectives of the section and hot issues in the field as well as applications and high-interest factoids.
  • Microbiology Roadmap: Found at the end of each course section, Microbiology Roadmaps serve as study guides, highlighting the key concepts students should be able to comprehend.

    Instructor Resources

  • Concept Compass: A Concept Compass at the beginning of each course section previews the key concepts of the section and highlights where animations are available in the WileyPLUS course for each concept. Students can easily navigate through the course and identify key sections which require review and practice, and they will know where to find related study tools.
  • Opening Vignettes: Two-page vignettes at the beginning of each course section engage students with the concepts to be covered. These vignettes draw a connection between the learning objectives of the section and hot issues in the field as well as applications and high-interest factoids.
  • Microbiology Roadmap: Found at the end of each course section, Microbiology Roadmaps serve as study guides, highlighting the key concepts students should be able to comprehend.

    Student Resources

  • Flashcards: Key terms and definitions are available on flash cards to support student study activities.
  • Practice Quizzes: These quizzes give students a way to test themselves on course material before exams. Each course section exam contains fill-in-the-blank, application, and multiple-choice questions that provide immediate feedback with the correct answer.
  • Microbiology Roadmaps: Found at the end of each course section, Microbiology Roadmaps serve as study guides, highlighting the key concepts students should be able to comprehend.

Jacquelyn G. Black is a Professor Emeritus of Microbiology at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Black recently retired after more than 40 years of teaching Microbiology in higher education.

1. Scope and History of Microbiology
2. Microbiomes
3. Fundamentals of Chemistry
4. Microscopy and Staining
5. Characteristics of Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
6. Essential Concepts of Metabolism
7. Growth and Culturing of Bacteria
8. Microbial Genetics
9. Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering
10. An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria
11. Viruses
12. Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites
13. Sterilization and Disinfection
14. Antimicrobial Therapy
15. Host-Microbe Relationships and Disease Processes
16. Epidemiology and Nosocomial Infections
17. Innate Host Defenses
18. Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization
19. Immune Disorders
20. Diseases of the Skin and Eyes: Wounds and Bites
21. Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
22. Diseases of the Respiratory System
23. Oral and Gastrointestinal Diseases
24. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Diseases
25. Diseases of the Nervous System
26. Environmental Microbiology
27. Applied Microbiology

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